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Bill Keating's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Bill Keating did not provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2022 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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Issue Positions

For Presidential and Congressional candidates who refuse to provide voters with their positions, Vote Smart has researched their public records to determine their likely responses. These issue positions are from 2022.

  • Rated 100% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "I remain steadfastly committed to ensuring that decisions surrounding a woman's body stay between that woman and her doctor." (twitter.com)
  • "I trust medical professionals. And the professionals agree: abortion is health care. Today's Supreme Court decision reaffirmed that states cannot force people to overcome substantial obstacles to access basic medical care." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 5% by National Tax Limitation Committee (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "#AHCA = $600b in tax breaks for the wealthiest paid for by the rest of us - $5k extra out of pocket in 2017 alone for #MA09 residents 55-64." (twitter.com)
  • "While corporations and the wealthiest are getting a good amount of money back in their pockets, the people who have given the most for this country are bearing the burden of the Trump tax cuts." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Alliance for Retired Americans (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Today marks 85 years since Social Security was signed into law and I promise to continue to fight to defend it, not defund it." (twitter.com)
  • "Corporations are not people & money is not speech. Proud to cosponsor #Democracy4All amendment to overturn Citizens United. #GetMoneyOut" (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "For the People Act of 2021" (votesmart.org)
  • "Our work here does not end today - we owe it to the memory of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and the lives of every potential future victim, to fight until structural racism in the United States is eradicated. #GeorgeFloydLaw #JusticeInPolicing" (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1280 "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 2 "Moving Forward Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "As Boston continues to grow, it is imperative we update our essential infrastructure to ensure the safety and efficiency of all public transportation," (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 5376 "Build Back Better Act" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 5% by National Tax Limitation Committee (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "While corporations and the wealthiest are getting a good amount of money back in their pockets, the people who have given the most for this country are bearing the burden of the Trump tax cuts." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 266 "Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1319 "American Rescue Plan Act of 2021" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 95% by League of Conservation Voters (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Wind turbines don’t cause power outages - but bad enviro & energy policies certainly do. The extreme weather in Texas has me even more committed to getting the first large-scale offshore wind farm up and running in MA, because the climate has made it clear it’s not waiting." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 9 "Climate Action Now Act" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 4447 "Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy Act of 2019" (votesmart.org)
  • "The IPCC Report warns us that without cuts in carbon emissions, the world could see an average sea level rise of 62 centimeters over the course of the lifetime of people born today – that is over two feet. #ClimateCrisis" (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 9 "Climate Action Now Act" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 95% by League of Conservation Voters (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 8 "Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1446 "Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021" (votesmart.org)
  • "How many children need to die before we enact common sense gun reform? These mass school shootings do not happen anywhere else in the world and Republican Senators need to be held to account for why they won’t protect our kids." (twitter.com)
  • "As @RepJoeKennedy points out, 11 million would lose coverage for opioid treatment under the GOP health plan. #ProtectOurCare #ACA" (twitter.com)
  • "The #SCOTUS decision is great news for the #ACA & the millions of Americans whose health ins. would otherwise been at risk" (twitter.com)
  • "The additional $1 billion Massachusetts will receive will provide the necessary flexibility to properly address this crisis at home, especially as the situation evolves, while also ensuring Bay Staters receive the care they need without having services cut because of Medicaid shortfalls," (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 6201 "Families First Coronavirus Response Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "I have also called for no further Homeland Security appropriations to implement family separation and was proud to be part of a strong Democratic coalition to block defense funds being allocated to border wall construction." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 12% by NumbersUSA (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Regardless of their immigration status, every human being deserves to be treated with respect and dignity, and if the Trump administration refuses to uphold that basic American value, Congress must act – and we are." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 12% by NumbersUSA (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • "Regardless of their immigration status, every human being deserves to be treated with respect and dignity, and if the Trump administration refuses to uphold that basic American value, Congress must act – and we are." (twitter.com)
  • Signed letter stating "We urge you to respond to Texas's threat to your executive authority by directing the Attorney General to use all legal options to defend DACA and ensure that nearly one million DREAMers continue to contribute to our nation." (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 256 "To Repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 16% by Center for Security Policy (justfacts.votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of S J Res 37 "Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authroized by Congress" (votesmart.org)
  • "Trump's trade war is bad for local business. When the E.U. proposed retaliatory tariffs against our cranberry growers in 2018 I was able to leverage my relationships with leaders in Europe to stop them." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 8351 "Formula Act" (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 5430 "United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act" (votesmart.org)

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